Exploring the Folk Instruments and Sounds of Kenya And Brazil
Students explore cultural sounds and instruments by looking to the cultural expressions inherent to a nation. This unit is first introduced to third grade students. However, with little modification it can be used for secondary students.
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Culture of Sound: Traditional Korean Music
Explore Korean music by listening to the sounds of Korean instruments. Students will listen to two Korean songs and identify the instruments they hear, as well as the type of instruments they are (woodwind, string, or brass). They then...
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Investigating Brass Instruments and Pitch
Students observe the sounds of different brass instruments in order to understand how to create different pitches. In this musical lesson, students create a "brass" instrument from everyday household objects. The students discuss the...
1st - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
The National Folk Instrument of Norway - Activity
Students explore how artistry and craftsmanship in both the instrument maker and the musician creates the Hardanger Fiddle and the folk music tradition of Norway. This introductory lesson concludes with a video and worksheet (provided).
4th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts